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Gjertrud Schnackenberg

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A visit to the shores of lullabies, 
So far from here, so very far away, 
A floor of sand, it doesn't matter where, 
And overhead a water-ceiling sways; 
A shell is summoned to materialize— 
The holy life, a spiral, hushed and pure, 
Complete unto itself—a spiral shell 
Is summoned from a substratum of wonder: